How many deaths per year from temporal arteritis (and how do they die)?

Very few. Mortality of this condition per se is very low as when recognised, the usual treatment with medium or high dose steroids is quite effecteve. The risk is in the cardiovascular system as most people of ta age are over 70 and have serious comorbid conditions. Every one dies, mostly of coronary or stroke rather than the primary problem.

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What is use to diagnose temporal arteritis I was told it only happens I women but having severe headaches for a year sore tempals?

SEE BELOW. Typically, this occurs in far more elderly people, but, if a question, screening is done using sedimentation rate, and c-reactive protein. If elevated, a temporal artery biopsy should be confirmatory. Since you have experienced symptoms for over a year and have not lost vision, doubt you have temporal or giant cell arteritis. Maybe you have problems with your jaws. Consult with oral surgeon. Read more...
Highly unlikely. Temporal arteritis in a 36 years is incredibly rare. I strongly doubt that it is a consideration. Read more...
See below. At your age, temporal arteritis is not likely. However; you may want to see your dentist to be evaluated for TMJ which could explain your symptoms. Read more...

Take 10 mg prednisone and a shot 8cc of methotrexate weekly. Have temporal arteritis trying to get off steroids any hope been diagnosed for five year?

Temporal arteritis. Methotrexate is given in hope of trying to decrease the Prednisone dose in patient in whom stopping Prednisone is almost impossible due to recurrent symptoms. If taking prednisone: get screened for osteoporosis, diabetes, elevated blood pressure, glaucoma. Take antiacid (prilosec) to protect stomach. Read more...
Yes. In deference to your current regimen, i would place you on 10mg/7.5mg every other day, 2 weeks, and then lower you to 10/5 two weeks. When you get to 10/0 qod, you can be weaned. However, i would increase your dose of mtc to 25mg (1cc) s.C./wk. Read more...

Temporal arteritis. What is the worst thing that can happen if untreated? Do you stroke and die?

Death. You may go blind or you could go on to get an aneurysm that could rupture and kill you or you could have a stroke and die. All of these are possible if you leave this untreated. None of these will automatically occur but these are some of the possible outcomes of untreated temporal arteritis. Read more...

Whats most common age for Temporal Arteritis? Headaches in left temple on & off for few years & concerned, could it go on this long w/o getting worse?

55. It is more common in women than in men by a ratio of 2:1 and more common in those of Northern European descent, as well as those residing at higher (northern/southern) latitudes. The mean age of onset is >55 years, and it is rare in those younger than 55 years of age. If you suspect this your doctor can start you on steroids. Dr. M. Read more...

In temporal arteritis, is the jaw sore to the touch, or only when chewing? I have both and I have had this on and off for many years, should I worry

Less likely. Usually the symptoms would not be so intermittent with temporal arteritis, so less likely . Probably have this evaluated further . Read more...
TMJ. If there is temporal arteritis you get severe pain and tenderness over the TEMPLE. You will notice visual symptoms in time. Pain on chewing suggests a look at the TM joint. Read more...